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  David Cunliffe is being tricky by suggesting that Labour has a new plan to do away with secondary tax, says National Party Revenue spokesman Todd McClay. “What Labour has announced today is being dressed up to look like a tax cut, but in...

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A report from Victoria University highlights the fact that Pacific people are continuing to go backwards under a National Government, says Labour's Pacific Affairs spokesperson Su'a William Sio.  “The report shows the largest inequality...

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  Tuhoe hosted the Crown at a ‘Settlement Day' ceremony in Taneatua to celebrate the recent passage of Tuhoe Treaty settlement legislation today, with several thousand iwi members joining Crown representatives for the celebration. ...

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Labour claims the National Government is so desperate to keep its "dead-in-the-water expert teachers policy alive", it has refused to rule out forcing schools to participate through legislation, says Labour's Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins. “John...

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  Health Minister Tony Ryall has today announced the appointment of Dr Margaret Wilsher as the replacement crown monitor for Capital and Coast District Health Board (DHB). Dr Wilsher replaces Debbie Chin, who was appointed acting chief executive...

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New Zealand First congratulates the membership of the New Zealand Educational Institute for their courage in standing up against the Government's “winners and losers” education changes. “The government's chief education...

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  Better-than-expected progress in reducing crime and having more young people attain higher qualifications means these two Better Public Service targets will be made more challenging if National is returned to government after the election. The...

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  Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the dignitaries and leaders that will visit New Zealand on-route to the Small Island Developing States Conference in Samoa from September 1-4. “The United Nations Small Island Developing States...

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  Education Minister Hekia Parata says important progress has been made on the $359 million initiative to improve student achievement with several secondary schooling sector groups reaching agreements with the Ministry of Education. The Ministry...

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National's plan to create executive principals and expert teachers is effectively dead in the water with news that 93 percent of primary teachers have no confidence in the scheme, says Labour's Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins. “The...

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